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Stasis

[STAY-sis]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, mid 18th century

1.

A period or state of inactivity or equilibrium.

2.

Civil strife.

Examples of Stasis in a sentence

"Matilda slipped into a state of stasis after work."

"The American Civil War is a prime example of stasis."

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About Stasis

This word comes from medical Latin by way of Greek, meaning “standing, stoppage.”

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You might have seen “stasis” as part of a larger word, like “homeostasis” (the state of steady internal, physical, and chemical conditions maintained by living systems) or “metastasis” (the transfer of cancerous cells to a secondary site in the body).

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